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Paul Gillis

Paul Gillis has over 15 years of experience in the appliance industry. Paul likes to spend time golfing, working in the garden and fixing up his 100 year old home.

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Recent Posts

Thermador vs. Viking 48" Professional Gas Rangetops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Paul Gillis

If you are looking at professional rangetops, Viking and Thermador are two of the most popular brands. Although both are owned by conglomerates, the two products are very different.

You should buy one or the other based on how you like to cook and a few other intangibles.

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Topics: Thermador, Viking, Ranges, Professional Cooking

Miele vs. Shark Canister Vacuum Cleaners (Reviews / Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

When considering a new vacuum you should consider a few factors. For example, allergies, pets, type of carpets, or hardwood floors should determine the style of vacuum you need.

The market for vacuum cleaners is extensive and there are many different options available at different prices. This article will talk about the differences between Miele and Shark canister vacuums.

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Topics: Miele, Vacuums

Asko vs Bosch Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

The first mass produced European dishwasher exported to the United States was Asko in the early 1990s.

European dishwashers became popular due to their efficiency, metal tubs and above all their quietness.

As we look at this comparison, much has changed since the 1990s. Let's look.

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Asko

The Four Best Speed Ovens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

A speed oven cooks like a regular oven, but is smaller in size and cooks faster.

GE, Sharp, Miele and Jenn-Air all have speed ovens but approach with similar technology including varying degrees of microwave along with convection cooking and perhaps a grill element.

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Topics: Miele, Jenn-Air, GE, Sharp, Speed Ovens

Electrolux vs. LG Front Load Washers and Dryers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

Front load laundry is a better solution than top load laundry. They wash better and are less service prone. They also use less water and energy than top load machines.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Electrolux, LG Electronics

Make-Up Air Solutions for Massachusetts

by Paul Gillis

Make up air will be required in your kitchen remodel or new construction project if your range hood system is capable of exhausting in excess of 400 Cubic feet per minute.

Picking out the appliances and designing your kitchen is a lot of work and at Yale, we try to make it fun at the same time. Unfortunately, when we start talking about ventilation, the fun usually stops at the first mention of make up air.

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Topics: Ventilation, Range Hoods, Make Up Air

New Samsung Washer & Sink Combination; Is it Worth Buying?

by Paul Gillis

The new Samsung Energy Star rated top loader with a built-in sink and water jet machine is the newest laundry available. Groundbreaking technology always excites us and our tech savvy customers as long as it works.

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Topics: Laundry, Samsung

Best Pro Griddles (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

The best built in Pro Griddle we sell here at Yale is, well, let’s answer that question a little bit later.

In simple terms, a griddle is a piece of metal that is flattened, cut and then installed on the appliance. In most of the griddles we sell here at Yale, are composed of cast or wrought iron, aluminum or carbon steel.

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Topics: Professional Ranges

Thermador vs Jenn-Air 36 Inch Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Gillis

Professional style ranges have a commercial look with cooktop and oven controls on the front. Many professional ranges feature a wide array of burner configurations, griddles, grills, and accessories. This article will concentrate on two of the more powerful 36” pro ranges in the appliance industry.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Professional Ranges

Lynx Sedona L600 VS Weber Summit S-670 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Gillis

Weber currently dominates the grill market in the US. Their Summit is designed to deliver professional output at a fraction of the price.

Lynx is the original pro grill and is defending their position with a lower priced unit called the Sedona.

So how does the higher priced Weber compare to the lower priced Lynx? We will look at the company, the products and then comparing both.

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Topics: BBQ Grills

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